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Defense Department fails another audit, but makes progress


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Ellen Mitchell


The Defense Department has failed its fifth-ever audit, unable to account for more than half of its assets, but the effort is being viewed as a “teachable moment,” according to its chief financial officer. 

After 1,600 auditors combed through DOD’s $3.5 trillion in assets and $3.7 trillion in liabilities, officials found that the department couldn’t account for about 61 percent of its assets, Pentagon Comptroller Mike McCord told reporters on Tuesday. 


McCord said the department has made progress toward a “clean” audit in the past year, but later added “we failed to get an ‘A.’” 

*/b]“I would not say that we flunked. The process is important for us to do, and it is making us get better. It is not making us get better as fast as we want,” he said. 





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Dec 3, 2022
The Defense Department, in a recent audit, could not account for some 61% of its assets. Pentagon Comptroller Mike McCord said "we failed to get an 'A'" and called it "a teachable moment" that should help the department get better. Bill Whittle thinks heads should roll.

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